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Politics Biden talks economic relief, Trump impeachment, Mega Millions jackpot: 5 things to know Friday

12:07  22 january  2021
12:07  22 january  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Biden frequently talks about the need to use the first 100 days, which have typically been a honeymoon period for new presidents, to make Lawmakers will have to find time to debate a funding bill, confirm Biden 's Cabinet nominees and deal with the article of impeachment passed last week in

a statue of Joe Biden in a suit and tie: President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. © Alex Brandon, AP President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington.

Coronavirus pandemic: Biden to address economic relief for Americans

President Joe Biden will launch another front in his battle against COVID-19 on Friday by taking steps to provide economic relief to Americans still reeling from the effects of the deadly pandemic. Biden is expected to sign two executive orders that will give low-income families easier access to federal nutrition and food assistance programs and start the process for requiring federal contractors to pay their workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour and give them emergency paid leave. He has already called on Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that would include another round of stimulus payments of up to $1,400 to millions of Americans. It's unclear how quickly lawmakers will act on that package.

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Joe Biden will win Georgia, CNN projected Friday Trump has spent years tweeting and talking up his margin of victory against Hillary Clinton -- one that In Georgia, Trump had raced out to an early lead in the counting, but Biden surged ahead as the votes from Atlanta and its suburbs were tabulated.

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Pelosi to send Trump impeachment to Senate 'soon'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when she would send the Senate an article of impeachment charging former President Donald Trump with inciting an insurrection. However, a source familiar with the plan but not authorized to speak on the record, said the article could be sent Friday — setting the stage for a trial Monday. “It will be soon,” Pelosi said. “I don’t think it will be long. But we must do it.”Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Senate Republicans on a call Thursday afternoon he wanted to delay Trump’s impeachment trial for several weeks until the former president had a legal team in place, according to a Senate source who was unauthorized to speak about a private call.

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The Senate resumes President Donald Trump 's impeachment trial as he meets world leaders in Davos. California's 55 electors put Biden over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win, while Trump continues to contest the election in court.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to 0 million ! Donald Trump spent his first hours as a private citizen scrambling to find lawyers to represent him in his upcoming impeachment trial, as he settled into his new home at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Gen. Lloyd Austin could become the first Black Secretary of Defense

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin was speeding toward confirmation as President Joe Biden's new secretary of defense Thursday, as Congress waived a law prohibiting recently-retired officers from holding the post. Both houses brushed aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership of the military. The Senate voted to exempt Austin, who has been out of uniform for less than five years, from the rule after a 69-27 Senate tally that came moments after a comparably lopsided 326-78 House vote. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the floor Thursday that a confirmation vote for Austin would be held Friday morning. Austin, a 41-year veteran, has promised to surround himself with qualified civilians and include them in policy decisions. If confirmed, Austin would become the first Black secretary of defense in American history.

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On Friday , President Donald Trump reportedly discussed naming Powell as a special counsel to investigate conspiracy theories about voter fraud. President Trump met Friday night with Michael Flynn 0 billion relief package extends moratorium on evictions, weekly unemployment benefits.

Throughout the impeachment hearings, Republicans have attempted to push the idea that Ukraine attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election to help Hillary Clinton, thus warranting the White House’s skepticism toward the country, including holding up military aid approved by Congress.

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Biden to halt deportations for 100 days for some undocumented immigrants

President Joe Biden’s administration has put a pause on deportation for some undocumented immigrants, according to a memo from his acting Homeland Security Secretary. Hours after Biden was inaugurated, David Pekoske issued a memo calling for deportations to be halted for 100 days, immediately or by Friday at the the latest, as policies regarding immigration enforcement are being reviewed. Deportation is only paused for some, however. According to the memo, those who engage in or are suspected of terrorism or espionage, were not physically present in the U.S. by Nov. 1, 2020, or have voluntarily waived any rights to remain in the U.S. provided they were made fully aware of the consequences of the waiver, are subject to deportation.

Mega Millions jackpot hits $865M, the third largest in US lottery history. Here are Tuesday's winning numbers.

  Mega Millions jackpot hits $865M, the third largest in US lottery history. Here are Tuesday's winning numbers. The $865M Mega Millions jackpot, the third largest in U.S. lottery history and second largest in the game's history, was up for grabs Tuesday night. © Mike Stewart, AP A shop employee in Atlanta holds Mega Millions lottery tickets The winning numbers in the $865 million drawing were 10, 19, 26, 28, 50 and Mega Ball 16. The cash-only lump sum was $638.8 million. If someone bought a ticket that matched all five white numbers and the gold Mega Ball, they will win the second-largest jackpot in the game's history. The prize rose from a projected $850 million in the hours before the 11 p.m. EST drawing.

Mega Millions prize keeps growing: Winning ticket could fetch $970M

Another chance at a massive payout awaits Friday night. The Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to a projected $970 million. The lump sum payout is $716.3 million. Odds of winning? One in 302,575,350. During months of buildup and the longest stretch in the game's history without a jackpot winner, millions in smaller prizes were won as the jackpot crept up. Now it's the third-largest prize in U.S. lottery history, if claimed at its amount now. Adding to the excitement: A winning ticket for Wednesday's Powerball was sold in the small northwestern Maryland town of Lonaconing. The jackpot reached $731.1 million, making it the fifth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever.

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Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Biden talks economic relief, Trump impeachment, Mega Millions jackpot: 5 things to know Friday

Undoing Trump's policies and other things Biden did his first week as president .
President Joe Biden has signed over 30 executive orders ranging from reversing Trump-era policy to adjusting the nation’s response to the pandemic.The orders ranged in topic from dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to beginning the process for what he hopes will be immigration reform. Many take direct aim at the decisions of former President Donald Trump.

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